Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, June 16, 2011

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by Simón de Swaan

[A Comice pear is] sweetly and subtly perfumed…so soft it is best eaten with a spoon, a tenderness more appealing to gourmets than to those who have to pick, ship, handle and store it in constant fear of ruinous spoilage.–Waverley Root, Food

Waverly Root, author of Food: An Authoritative and Visual History and Dictionary of the Foods of the World, was an American journalist and writer, best known for the book The Food of France published originally in 1958, and is still in print today. He died in 1982. Click here to read his obituary.


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